CCDS Exam Prep Class Online

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*ACDIS members receive $150 off! To register as an ACDIS member or to register multiple attendees, please call Customer Service at 615-724-7200.

This online boot camp is a great choice for those looking for self-paced training. You receive 24/7 access to the course—with the ability to submit questions to our instructors—for 60 days after purchase.

CCDS Exam Prep Class Online

Course Overview

Your key to passing the CCDS exam

The CCDS Exam Prep Class Online is designed to assist in your preparation for the CCDS credentialing exam. The course reviews core CDI concepts and offers strategies in test taking with a goal to allow you to tackle the exam with confidence. Investing in your professional development requires a commitment of both time and resources. This course assists you in achieving your goal efficiently and effectively.

Who is the class for?
The CCDS Exam Prep Class Online is for students who meet the prerequisites to take the CCDS exam—including a minimum of two years’ work experience as a CDI specialist—and who intend to sit for the CCDS exam within the next six months. It does not provide general CDI education. Check out our CCDS Candidate handbook for more guidance: https://acdis.org/sites/acdis/files/ACDIS_CCDS_Candidate%20Handbook_October%202020.pdf

For general CDI education, take a look at our CDI Boot Camp!

Class overview

The CCDS Exam Prep Class Online is an intense course covering 10 modules that will prepare candidates to take the CCDS certification exam.

During this course, our instructors cover the focus areas of the CCDS exam as outlined in the examination content outline (see the CCDS Exam Candidate Handbook). Some of these topics include:

  • Healthcare regulations, reimbursement, and documentation requirements related to the inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS)
  • Anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and medical terminology
  • Medical record documentation
  • Healthcare facility CDI program analysis
  • Communication skills
  • Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting
  • Professionalism, ethics, and compliance
  • Impact of reportable diagnoses on quality of care


Our instructors cover real-world study strategies for adult learners and test-taking skills to help students who have mastery of the subject matter but do not excel in the stress of a test-taking situation.

You will also receive access to the CCDS Exam Study Guide practice exam. If you have attempted to gain CCDS certification before, this class will break down the material covered in the exam to ensure you feel confident and competent when you next sit for it. The program also covers test-taking strategies, which helps students who have mastery of the subject matter but do not excel in the stress of a test-taking situation.

Who should attend with the required experience as a clinical documentation specialist? 

  • CDI specialists: RNs/MDs, coders
  • CDI managers/directors
  • HIM directors/coding managers
  • DRG coordinators
  • Physician advisors/champions


CCDS Exam Prep Boot Camp Online—see the difference for yourself!

Check out all the benefits of this HCPro Boot Camp:

  • Expertly designed course materials: Course materials are developed by an adult education expert. The curriculum uses a “how to” approach where participants learn how to apply CDI concepts that they can then customize to their organizational needs. Content is regularly updated based on changing industry practices and participant feedback. 
  • Live interaction with experts: Class size is limited to ensure individual attention. You'll be able to ask questions and get guidance from our instructors during a live office hour call.
  • Well-established program: Brought to you by the Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS), this Boot Camp from the industry’s only dedicated CDI association provides the best-in-class education you expect.


Our boot camps are a comprehensive and effective way to strengthen your understanding of CDI. “Our goal as instructors is to offer detailed, thorough, and timely education that can be simply broken down and easily understood and applied in daily practice,” says HCPro’s CDI education director Laurie Prescott, MSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP, CRC, CCDS-O.

This isn't just any CDI course. Check out all the benefits of this HCPro online Boot Camp:

  • 60-day access to video instruction after purchase: View video sessions and complete all assignments, including review of all answer keys.
  • 24-hour access: Video instruction is available at any time of day—you choose the time that works for you. You can also email questions to our instructors. We try to answer all questions either via email or phone within two business days. 


Need CDI education?
For best-in-class CDI education, find out more about our Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp. This four-day program provides comprehensive CDI education and teaches best practices for medical record review and compliant physician querying. It is also available as an online class.

ACDIS members save $150 off the registration fee. Call 800-650-6787 to receive your special discount rate or sign up to become an ACDIS member today!

For more information about the CCDS Exam Prep Class, contact customer service at 800-650-6787 or email customer@simplifycompliance.com.

Our online CDI Boot Camps can be licensed for use within your organization. These can be deployed on your Learning Management system or HCPro’s. Call 877-233-8734 or email NAsales@hcpro.com to discuss our new organizational pricing program.

CCDS Exam Prep Class Online

Dates

Below is the current course schedule for upcoming CDI and Quality Care Measures Boot Camp Online classes.

To view our cancellation policy, click here.

 

Course

Class Dates

Registration Deadline

June 2021 - July 2021

6/1/2021 - 7/31/2021 5/31/2021

June 2021 - August 2021

6/15/2021 - 8/14/2021 6/14/2021

July 2021 - September 2021

7/6/2021 - 9/4/2021 7/5/2021

July 2021 - September 2021

7/20/2021 - 9/18/2021 7/19/2021

August 2021 - October 2021

8/3/2021 - 10/2/2021 8/2/2021

August 2021 - October 2021

8/17/2021 - 10/16/2021 8/16/2021

CCDS Exam Prep Class Online

Course Outline - Agenda

  • Module 1: Examining the CCDS Exam
  • Module 2: Healthcare Regulation and IPPS
  • Module 3: Record Review and Communication with Physicians (Querying)
  • Module 4: The Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting
  • Module 5: Tutorial on DRG Expert
  • Module 6: A&P, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology
  • Module 7: Ethics, Professionalism, and Compliance 
  • Module 8: Impact of Reportable Diagnoses on Quality Care Measures
  • Module 9: CDI Program Analysis 
  • Module 10: The Exam Experience and Test-Taking Tips


*Agenda is subject to change.

CCDS Exam Prep Class Online

Learning Objectives

  • Module 1: Examining the CCDS Exam 
    This module looks at the outline of the exam and types of questions asked. It discusses recall, application, and analysis as well as the domains or objectives.   
  • Module 2: Healthcare Regulation and IPPS 
    Learning objectives: 
    • Define the IPPS and the process by which it is updated and revised 
    • Demonstrate a knowledge of MS-DRGs 
    • Define and recognize complications/comorbidities under the MS-DRG system 
    • Explain the impact of documentation on reimbursement through diagnosis and procedure code assignment 
    • Discuss the relationship between documentation, principal diagnosis selection, and medical necessity of setting 
    • Define case-mix index (CMI) and its relevance to CDI programs 
  • Module 3: Record Review and Communication with Physicians (Querying)
    Learning objectives: 
    • Distinguish whose documentation can be used to report a code from those whose documentation can only be used as clinical indicators of a condition
    • Describe the traditional role of the Clinical Documentation Specialist (CDS)
    • Define the role of a “query” in CDI/coding
    • Identify and discuss the resources available to guide when and how to query based on professional industry standards
    • Incorporate industry guidance in the construction of simple queries
    • Recognize the importance of creating policies to define the query process and discuss the basic elements that should be addressed in the policy
  • Module 4: The Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting 
    Learning objectives: 
    • Explain when the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting are updated and where to obtain official information 
    • Explain the role of AHA Coding Clinic® in code assignment 
    • Define and apply the principles of principal diagnosis selection 
    • Define and apply the principles of secondary diagnosis selection 
    • Define the basics of the present on admission indicator assignment and explain its impact on payment 
    • Explain how to assign a working DRG when multiple diagnoses are in play 
    • Identify what CMS considers as hospital-acquired conditions 
  • Module 5: Tutorial on DRG Expert 
  • Module 6: A&P, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology 
    Learning objectives: 
    • Demonstrate ability to interpret medications as clinical indicators to support query opportunities 
    • Identify diagnostic tests as possible clinical indicators to support query opportunities 
    • Identify and apply clinical indicators and query opportunities typically targeted by CDI professionals related to common medical conditions, such as: 
      • CVA 
      • Encephalopathy 
      • Seizures 
      • Respiratory failure 
      • Ventilation support 
      • Acute MI 
      • Heart failure 
      • Neoplasms 
      • Acute kidney injury 
      • Anemia 
      • Infectious disease 
      • Injuries 
      • Poisonings/adverse reactions 
      • HIV infections
  • Module 7: Ethics, Professionalism, and Compliance
    Learning objectives: 
    • Maintain confidentiality of the medical record and relevant information to the practice of CDI 
    • Identify initiatives that ensure DRG compliance 
    • Identify areas of potential DRG creep as identified by the Office of Inspector General 
    • Explain the goals and objectives of a CDI department beyond reimbursement 
    • Identify potential compliance risk as identified PEPPER data 
  • Module 8: Impact of Reportable Diagnoses on Quality Care Measures 
    Learning objectives: 
    • Demonstrate knowledge of how documentation and code assignment affects the mortality index 
    • Demonstrate knowledge of mortality reviews and interpretation of observed-to-expected ratios 
    • Define how quality data are acquired through record abstraction and claims data 
    • Explain the significance of these CMS quality metrics: 
      • Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program 
      • Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program 
      • Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program 
      • 30-day mortality measures 
    • Analyze the financial impact of the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program on an organization and the role of CDI regarding CMS quality initiatives 
    • Identify the components of PSI 90 and its impact on quality measures 
  • Module 9: CDI Program Analysis 
    Learning objectives: 
    • Demonstrate the ability to analyze data and evaluate a CDI program’s trends: 
      • CDI productivity metrics 
      • Provider response rates 
      • CMI 
    • Recognize the importance of the following metrics for evaluating CDI program performance: 
      • CMI 
      • CC/MCC capture 
      • Severity of illness/risk of mortality 
      • Hospital value-based purchasing measures 
      • Patient Safety Indicators 
      • High-frequency DRGs 
    • Identify methods for measuring physician performance related to documentation 
    • Demonstrate an ability to track and trend data to measure individual physician performance over time 
    • Demonstrate a working knowledge of PEPPER 
  • Module 10: The Exam Experience and Test-Taking Tips 

CCDS Exam Prep Class Online

Questions/Answers

The CCDS Exam Prep Class Online

Here’s how it works- You’ll receive the same content and instruction that you would experience at our classroom-based, nationally recognized Boot Camps. Here’s how it works:

  • 60-day access to video instruction after purchase date: View video sessions and complete all assignments, including review of all answer keys.
  • 24-hour access: Video instruction is available at any time of day—you choose the time that works for you. You can also email questions to our instructors. We try to answer all questions either via email or phone within two business days.


What is the focus of the CCDS Exam Prep Class Online?
The focus of the CCDS Exam Prep Class Online is on preparing students who wish to sit for the CCDS examination.

Will this class guarantee a passing score for the CCDS?
No. This class will assist you in your exam preparation. During the comprehensive review conducted in this class, you are likely to identify areas in which you need further study due to your experience level or the type of organization in which you work.

How does this class complement the exam?
The class follows the content outline of the exam, touching on the specific domains of learning that the exam assesses. It provides an overview of the topics relevant to CDI practice and CDI competency.

Does the class provide a practice exam?
Yes! Class attendees will receive access to the CCDS Exam Study Guide practice exam.

What manuals are needed for class?
You will need to bring a copy of DRG Expert 2020 to class. You will also need this manual if you plan on taking the CCDS Exam.

What is the focus of this class?
This class highlights the core skills of a practicing CDI professional, including reimbursement, coding practices, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, CMS quality measures, CDI metrics and professionalism.

Are continuing education credits provided?
This class does not offer continuing education credits.

Who should attend?

  • CDI specialists: RNs/MDs, coders
  • CDI managers/directors
  • HIM directors/coding managers
  • DRG coordinators
  • Physician advisors/champions


Does HCPro ever share contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number, email address, etc.) with other companies?
Historically, we have not shared contact information with anyone outside of our company. However, it is possible that at some point we might share contact information with other companies that offer products and services that we think would be of interest to our customers. If you would like us to keep your contact information confidential, please let us know so that we can flag your information in our customer database as "Do Not Share."

What if I need to cancel or transfer my registration?
Cancellation Policy
Please click here to view our cancellation policy.

How do I get more information?
Contact our sales team at 615-724-7200 or email PD-IS@SimplifyCompliance.com.

CCDS Exam Prep Class Online

Add Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS)

$20 discount on your one-year ACDIS Membership will be applied at check out.

ACDIS is a community of CDI professionals who share the latest tips, tools, and strategies to implement successful CDI programs and achieve professional growth.

ACDIS members receive: 

  • Advocacy and leadership from a peer-elected ACDIS Advisory Board, including peer-reviewed Position Papers and White Papers.
  • Weekly tips, news, and strategies in our e-newsletter, CDI Strategies
  • In-depth news and regulatory information, clinically-based articles, case studies on building successful CDI programs, and membership profiles in our bi-monthly electronic journal, the CDI Journal
  • An opportunity to network with peers and colleagues in the ACDIS Forum
  • Access to live and archived quarterly conference calls, hour-long networking discussions and an open Q&A with the ACDIS Advisory Board
  • Helpful tools accessed in our electronic Resource Library, including sample queries, policies, and archived conference presentations
  • Two free job postings a year, discounted additional posts, and the ability to post your resume on our Career Center
  • Opportunities to participate in an Official ACDIS Local Chapter in your area, under the leadership of the Chapter Advisory Board
  • Discounts to the annual ACDIS conference, CCDS certification, and CDI Boot Camps


To explore all that ACDIS has to offer, please
visit the ACDIS Web site.